Prospective Students

Welcome Future College Graduate!

We are excited about your interest in attending the University of Tennessee.  As you weigh your options on where to pursue a college degree, please read the information below which describes why Tennessee is the place for you! We also encourage you to use the Important Links (located on the right side of this page) and the information below (located under the image of student-athletes) to learn about initial eligibility requirements, applying for admission to the university, and our championship culture at UT.

Attention High School Class of 2016 and beyond:

Prospective students who plan to begin their undergraduate freshman year in 2016 and later should be aware of new initial eligibility requirements effective 2016. To learn more, follow this link:




Why Tennessee?


Because we produce champions…

The University of Tennessee has garnered 23 team national championships all-time. Eight have come in women’s basketball, six in football, one in men’s swimming & diving, one in men’s cross-country, while the track & field teams have combined for seven NCAA Championships.

Tennessee has claimed 150 SEC championship team titles; 114 men’s SEC championship team titles, the most of any league school, and 36 women’s team titles.


Because we offer an education rated among the best…

  • UT rated a top 50 public institution by US News World Report
  • UT offers over 170 majors, concentrations and specializations
  • A student to faculty ratio of 16:1


Because we provide state-of-the-art resources for all student-athletes…

The Thornton Center creates an atmosphere that encourages students-athletes to take advantage of the programs and services offered.


Because you will have the best student-athlete experience ever!